This street located 15 minutes on foot from Kaminari-mon Gate in Asakusa is packed with all manner of kitchen gadgets both for professional and amateur chefs. The 800m-long arcade has about 170 stores that sell tableware, pots, confectionary making machines, food materials and all. You will definitely come across a favorite for your long-term use. Check out plastic food samples that look amazingly real to stimulate your appetite.
The origin of the street name goes back to an old practice that raincoats (kappa) were once hung over the bridge (bashi) to dry out. There is also a legend that a merchant had a prosperous business after catching glimpses of a legendary creature 'kappa' in the river. You will find a number of kappa statues along this street.
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4.0in the last week
Excellent place to get all kitchen and bakery needs . Takes half a day to walk up and down the whole street . If you have specific item to purchase, recommend you to compare prices across a few store. As prices here varies significantly store to store. You virtually could purchase an entire restaurant furnishings from kitchen assets to sign board here. As many store specialise in restaurant equipment. More popular items for tourists is the kitchen knife selection, food replica and pottery/China here.
For those who enjoy cooking and baking, this is the place for you. Just hope you have enough baggage space to bring it all back.
5.0a month ago
If you are ever in need of any culinary equipment, think no more. Just go to Kappabashi street. Better to arrive at the bottom or top of the street and ask for a map of the area at the first shop you arrive in and just walk your way up or down depending on your needs. It's easy to forget the time and spend the entire day there ...
5.0a month ago
This street has everything you could possibly need for kitchen or restaurant. The selection and quality of knives is amazing. There are so many fun things to buy here I needed an extra suitcase.
5.03 weeks ago
Finding kitchen utensils, sushi/steak knives for professionals or something like these? Just come here. Even freshmen for kitchenware can enjoy this area with fun.
5.02 months ago
The best place to look for kitchen and baking utensils!!
The staff of the stores know limited English but are still very helpful, I was looking for a specific kitchen timer from one of the stores and the guy working there gave me a tourist map of the neighbourhood and directed me to a couple of different stores to help me find what I want. :)